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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
 --Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The commitment of Illinois College to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity requires that decisions involving the Illinois College community be based on individual merit and be free from unlawful discrimination in all of its forms, as specifically prohibited by law. It is therefore the policy of Illinois College to fully comply with all applicable federal and state laws of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws, orders and regulations. Illinois College will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination  and equal  opportunity  laws,  orders  and regulations.  This  nondiscrimination  policy applies to admission, employment, access to and treatment in the College programs and activities. 

 
To access more specific information, including grievance procedures, please refer to the Policies and Procedures link located in the left selection menu on this page.
 
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Angela Valuck
Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
410 Park Street
Campus Services Building
217.245.3002

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

 


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